Mina Adampour

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Mina Indira Adampour (born 1987) is a Norwegian-Iranian journalist, politician, writer and activist. She is the leader of the Norwegian branch of Youth Against Racism.

Early life and education[edit]

Mina Indira Adampour was born in Norway and has an Iranian background. She attended Foss Upper Secondary School in Oslo.[1] Adampour has lived in both Bodø and Oslo, where she was employed as a personal assistant for a time.[2] She currently studies Medicine and Law at the University of Oslo.[3]


Adampour was involved in politics from an early age. In 2003, at age-sixteen, she organized a large anti-war demonstration outside the US Embassy. Even though she wasn't active in the revolutionary socialist party Red Electoral Alliance, she was asked to run as their candidate in the 2007 local elections and accepted. After the election she gained a seat in the borough of Grünerløkka.[4] However Adampour declined to represent the new communist party Red at the 2011 local elections[5]

She has written extensively and is a regular contributor to newspapers and left-wing magazines such as Dagsavisen,[6] Klassekampen, Ny Tid and Utrop. She has been an outspoken critic of the immigration policy of the Norwegian Socialist Left Party,[7] as well as the medias portration of immigrants.[8] Adampour is frequently seen in public debates,.[9][10][11][12]

Adampour received national attention when Queen Sonja of Norway and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited her family home. Her family received even greater attention when they invited politician Carl I. Hagen for dinner.[13]


  1. ^ Adampour, Mina (8 October 2005). "Vi må stå sammen – mot rasismen". Internasjonale Sosialister (in Norwegian). Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Moum, Are Vogt (1 November 2011). "Utrop lanserer "Mangfoldige meninger"". Utrop.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "SAFH på vei mot elektronisk søkeportal". Nyheter (in Norwegian). Statens autorisasjonskontor for helsepersonell. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rød Valgallianses liste". Valglister (in Norwegian). Grünerløkka bydelsutvalg. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  5. ^ http://xn--rdt-0na.no/grunerlokka/bydelsvalget-2011/
  6. ^ http://www.dagsavisen.no/nyemeninger/madampour/
  7. ^ Adampour, Mina (2 February 2012). "Mange på venstresiden er lamslåtte over SV". Utrop (in Norwegian). Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  8. ^ Adampour, Mina (6 October 2011). "En gammel vane". Ny Tid (in Norwegian). Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  9. ^ http://www.nrk.no/nett-tv/indeks/312060/
  10. ^ http://www.nrk.no/nett-tv/indeks/309145/
  11. ^ http://nl.nrk.no/podkast/aps/226/nrk_her_og_naa_2012-1113-0740_6348843232.mp3
  12. ^ http://tv.nrk.no/serie/debatten1/nnfa51011013/10-01-2013
  13. ^ Haugan, Olav (6 April 2011). "Innvandrerfamilie inviterer Carl I. Hagen på middag". Tv2.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 1 October 2012. 

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